Silvio De Sousa
Steve Smith’s Oak Hill Academy (Va.) squad came into Columbia, South Carolina and left with another trophy. The Warriors started out the week with a win over Cannon School (N.Car.) on Thursday, a win over Prolific Prep on Friday and a 2-point win over IMG Academy 73-71 on Saturday to claim the title. Kentucky recruit Keldon Johnson scored 25 points and Kansas recruit David McCormack scored 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds in the win. IMG was led by Kansas recruit Silvio De Sousa with 25 points and 11 rebounds and Jahmius Ramsey with 17 points.
National Division All-Tournament Team:
Jairus Hamilton (Cannon)-The unsigned senior had a strong week scoring the basketball and showing the college coaches in attendance that he has improved on what was his one knock, shooting from outside. Hamilton averaged 27.3 points per game which was good enough for the second best average of the tournament.
Cam Reddish (Westtown)-The recent Duke commitment averaged 25.7 points per game on the week. The 6-foot-8 guard/forward showed his versatility throughout the week and proved why he is such a mismatch problem for oppositions.
Keyontae Johnson (Oak Hill)-6-foot-5 and 222 lbs, Johnson is a beast. He will provide toughness and a strong physical 3-man for Florida when he arrives on campus.
Darius Day (IMG Academy)-Days is multi-dimensional and will instantly become one of Will Wade’s best recruits in his time at LSU. He can do it all, from rebounding, to scoring, to being able to defend multiple positions on the perimeter and in the post.
Will Richardson (Oak Hill)-Richardson is a player that can get his teammates involved and can facilitate the offense. He scored 17 points and dished out 7 assists for Oak Hill Academy in the championship game against IMG. He will be a Oregon Duck next fall.
Silvio de Sousa – Most Outstanding Player (IMG Academy)- Is there a player at the high school level that is full of more energy and plays as hard as De Sousa? We don’t think so. He will provide energy, strength, toughness, rebounding and a big body down low for Kansas if he is allowed to come in early and play this season.
Keldon Johnson – Most Valuable Player (Oak Hill)- Johnson is a Kentucky recruit who knows how to score the basketball and will be another player from Kentucky that is in the talks as a lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He averaged 18 points per game for the tournament.